Thursday 26 April 2018

Jordan boost for Tyrone

Mickey Harte's legendary powers of persuasion have worked again as All Star defender Philip Jordan returned to training with Tyrone last night.

There had been speculation that the veteran wing-back had played his last game for the county after he failed to travel for their last league game, but he has decided to commit to this summer's championship campaign.

"It just came down to establishing whether or not I had the hunger for another championship run," Jordan said. "I'm ready to work hard with the rest of the lads to win a place on the team for the Monaghan game."

Elsewhere, Mayo dual star Keith Higgins faces a struggle to make the Connacht SFC opener against London on May 29 after suffering a bad hamstring tear in the first round of the Christy Ring Cup last weekend.

Mayo manager James Horan is also worried about midfielder Ronan McGarrity. He is now off crutches after a recent Achilles injury, but Horan described his chances of making the Ruislip game as "touch and go".

The Munster minor hurling play-off between Cork and Kerry will take place at Pairc Ui Chaoimh tomorrow at 7.0, with the winner to play Tipperary on May 7.

And the Bord Gais Energy Ladies Football Division 4 league final between Westmeath and Roscommon (4.35) will form a double-header with the Allianz Division 2 NHL final in Ennis (6.30) tomorrow.

Irish Independent

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